Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris has written an eye-opening book revealing the impact of ACE scores on the patients she sees as a San Francisco pediatrician.  The insight and interventions she discusses have impacted the way we view education at Rising Hope Academy.  For a quick insight, view Dr. Harris's Ted Talk here.


These are the top ten ACE's from the ACE study.  The score is taken based off of these experiences from birth to 18 years of age.  An ACE score of 6 is predicted to take 20 years off of your life expectancy with no intervention.  Thankfully, we have Hope and tools to teach resiliency to overcome these scores.


ACE Score Study

Center for Disease Control

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences.  The Center for Disease Control, whose model you see above, classifies high ACE scores as a public health concern. For more information, visit their website here.